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Kouros/Kore
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Statue of a Kouros from the Archaic Period (ca. 500 B.C.). A "kouros" is a statue of a young man or boy that dates to the Archaic Period (600–480 B.C.) — the female counterpart is a "kore."

This statue, life–size, is labeled as a "kouros" (= male) in the museum, but since it is clearly clothed it, in reality, might be a "kore" (= female) — for "korai" were almost always clothed while the "kouroi" where almost always nude.

This artifact is on display in the museum at Bergama (the modern city by Pergamum).

Apologies for the missing portion of the head, but this is the only image I have of this statue.